You don’t have to work in healthcare to know that Ohio is one of the leaders in opioid addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rate of opioid-related overdoses. In 2016, Ohio had over 3,600 deaths related to this disease, which equated to almost double that of the national average in the same year.
The OSANA Peer Assistance and Wellness committees are committed to playing an active role in the solution for this disease. Thank you Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA for providing a lecture on raising awareness of this epidemic at the 2nd Annual Cincinnati Children's Drug Awareness Symposium. It is because of the work like this that OSANA can consider itself part of the solution.